Minutes, 17 September 1837–A

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Sunday 17th Sept. 1837 In an assembly of the Saints in the , the following business was transacted by the , the of the Church in , stated to the Saints that the time had now arraved when it was necessary for him to have an , agreeable to the provisions made for him in the revelations, he proceded to nominate , and then Called upon the Church to know if it was their minds that Should officiate as Agent to the Bishop, Voted in the affirmative. by the unanymous voice of the Church,
then stated that it was necessary that the Church should have a general recorder & Clerk, to fill the place of who had lately removed to the west, was nominated & elected by a unanymous voice of the Church, to act in that office as general Clerk & recorder of the whole Church. made some remarks upon the duties responsibility &c. of the Bishop his Agent & Councilors, & the nesessity of their standing forth immediately to degnify their office, After some remarks by Presidents Smith & and others upon the disipline of Children, &c. the administration of the being attended to, the meeting Closed by a benediction from the .——
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    JS revelations in 1832 and 1833 had directed Newel K. Whitney to obtain an agent. The timing of Marks’s appointment may be related to Whitney’s need for additional help with the financial matters of the Kirtland church or to church leaders’ decision to appoint additional stakes of Zion and relocate the majority of Kirtland Saints to Missouri. (See Revelation, 22–23 Sept. 1832 [D&C 84:112–113]; and Revelation, 8 Mar. 1833 [D&C 90:22–23].)